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Daily readings: June 12 – 18

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Risen Lord breathed life into his Church

The word this week

Pentecost Sunday: Acts 2:1-1; 1 Cor 12:3-7 & 12-13; Jn 20:19-23

The priest whose asceticism killed three disciples

Saint of the week

St Norbert (June 6) grew up cocooned in privilege and luxury

Daily readings: June 5 – 11

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Ascension marked the beginning for which the disciples had longed

The word this week

The Ascension of the Lord: Acts 1: 1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20

The Maid of Orleans who tried to rescue France

A statue of Joan of Arc in Paris (Photo: Press Association)

Saint of the week Spiritual Life

After being captured by the English, Joan of Arc suffered more from being denied the sacraments than from physical privations

Daily Readings: May 29 – June 4

Spiritual Life The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Before Pentecost pray that the Spirit might reveal a life lived with the Trinity

Spiritual Life The word this week

As we prepare to celebrate Pentecost we are reminded that our communion with the Risen Lord is rooted in the same realities as the Apostles

The baker murdered by his apprentice

Rochester cathedral, where St William’s cult flourished

Saint of the week

St William of Perth (May 23) had taken in an abandoned child and taught him the arts of bakery

Daily readings: May 22 – 28

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms